eing a young girl, I was already very creative and curious. I remember myself being 8 or 9 years old thinking about the processes used to make the objects that sorrounded me and thinking what would I add or substract to make them better.
When I was 16 years old, I started high school on the artistic path and there I found out what product design was. We had a subject called ‘Design Basis’ on which we had to participate in a contest called ‘Mobiliari del futur 06’ (Future furniture 2006), where we had to compete with professional designers and design students. I got to the finals and had the chance to talk with people who had being for several years in this enviroment. This gave me the last push to make me want to become a designer.
Once I finished High School, I started to study the Design Degree at Elisava, Barcelona. I chose this school because the studies plan covered two years of multidisciplinary design and two years of specialized design, something that could make you more versatile.
In my summer holidays, between first and second year, I worked for IDI (Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial) where I developed big knowledge and deftness using Autodesk Autocad.
In April 2010, I had my first real professional contact. I worked for Norman & Sicart Studio, Barcelona. There, I helped in general design tasks to reduce the workload.
In July 2010, I made an internship at Zaguirre i Formatger Arquitectes, where I was meant to work in the Industrial design department and helping out with the prototype renderings.
But amongst all of them, my first real and enriching professional experience was the internship I had at GR Industrial Design, where I was given the chance to learn from them making me feel part of the team.
During my period in London, I worked at Michael Sodeau Partnership, where I started as an intern and in a couple of months I became a real part of this small team. Here I had the chance for the first time to be in charge of some projects and to speak directly with clients and manufacturers. In this company I could work with enough freedom to express myself in the design aspect and at the same time learn a lot of Michael Sodeau. I had to learn to be really organized and efficient because most of the times I have been working in different projects simultaneously.
Design is what I’ve focused my life in. From my point of view, design is not just the way of solving problems and people’s needs. It is beyond that. It’s all about the objects people use to cover their basic needs and deeper wishes. It’s about objects that create bondings and express feelings.
I want to do this. I want to fill the world with anonymous, useful and sustainable objects. I want to struggle in solving problems and making wishes come true.